We’ve already mentioned Chile’s “completo” on the site, but here’s another for the annals of “weird things foreign folks do with hot dogs.” This one is from Sweden, where my old college friend Lindsay is living currently. On her blog, Urban Pilgrim, she describes this strange half-hot dog, half-pita “hybrid.” It’s called Tunnbrödsrulle.
It’s like a kebab. But not. Or maybe like a sandwich. But no, not really. It’s a wrap. But it’s not healthy. Help me out, what is a hot dog, pink shrimp salad, mashed potatoes and lettuce wrapped in flat bread?
It is Sweden’s contribution to the world’s greatest hangover foods. A kebap (that’s what I’ve settled on, a kebab and a wrap) that can satisfy even the strangest of cravings. The bread, tunnbröd, is like a Swedish tortilla and it is filled with unruly mashed potatoes that are seemingly plotting their escape through the bottom and come closer to freedom with with every bite. You have to start by digging out the unnaturally pink and mayo-heavy shrimp salad with a fork to even have a shot at getting in a bite. And surrounded by all of the potatoes and shrimp, the hot dog seems insufficient and awkward as it pokes out the top of a meal with a circumference the size of a large movie theater soda.
This sounds like something Sam and I may have to make on our own.